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Speed enforcement campaign starts Monday
by Tribune Staff
Feb 25, 2011 | 485 views | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend | print
SPARKS — Starting Monday and going through March 20, the Sparks Police Department will have additional officers on the streets focusing on speed enforcement. The additional officers are being funded by a grant that was awarded to the department by the Department of Public Safety, Office of Traffic Safety.

The police department receives more citizen complaints about speeding vehicles than any other type of traffic related issue and the additional funding provided by the grant will help the department address some of those complaints.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, on an annual average, speeding is a factor in 32 percent of all fatal traffic crashes and annually over 13,000 lives are lost because of speeding related crashes. Speeding has been shown to save very little time, if any, and not only endangers the speeding driver but all other motorists on the road.  With the inclement weather that we have recently seen in the area and reportedly will be seeing again, drivers are reminded that traveling too fast for conditions, such as on snow covered or icy roads, is also illegal and you can be issued a citation even if you are not exceeding the posted speed limit.
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